A Sargent study, and then a life study of my wife, the prettiest and craziest little woman out there. She was playing Mario Kart Wii and was losing while I was painting her, hence the angry expression on her face.
Was quickly testing out a program called Alchemy my friend showed me a while back to draw a samurai. The mirror drawing option really came in handy for drawings like these, especially when the designs are very symmetrical. Once I had the rough shapes down I brought it into Photoshop for about two hours to add some dimension.